Gina Carano axed from ‘The Mandalorian’ due to social media posts

Published February 12, 2021, 1:41 PM

by Punch Liwanag

Fans of “The Mandalorian” won’t be seeing Gina Carano on succeeding seasons of the “Star Wars” spin-off series.

This after Lucasfilm, the producers of the show, announced that “there are no plans for her to be in the future” of the said series after Carano’s “abhorrent” social media posts as reported by Variety.

Carano played the character Cara Dune, a former Rebel trooper who became a Marshal for the New Republic in the first two seasons of “The Mandalorian” that aired on subscription-based streaming platform Disney Plus.

The Lucasfilm statement said in full: “Gina Carano is not employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Said social media posts were made by Carano Tuesday night. The actress, fitness model and former MMA fighter “likened contemporary political differences to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany” as reported by Variety.  

“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children,” Carano wrote on Instagram. “Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”

The post has since been deleted from Carano’s Instagram.

Gina Carano’s character Cara Dune was speculated to have been also included on a “Mandalorian” spin-off called “Rangers Of The Republic” prior to getting axed from the series.